Product Comparison: Kingston V300 vs Samsung 850 EVO

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General Specifications
850 EVO
About the Product
Get more life out of your computer and maximise your existing investment by replacing your old hard drive with a Kingston SSDNow V300 solid-state drive. It's less disruptive than migrating your data to another system.
850 EVO designed with state of the art SSD which includes 3D V-NAND technology. In 850 EVO, you will get three dimensional chip design that enables performance, reliability and high energy efficiency so you can work and play faster and longer than before.
Key Specs
120 GB
500 GB
Read Speed
450 Mb/s
540 Mb/s
Write Speed
450 Mb/s
520 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Kingston V300 120GB Solid State Drive
  • Performs very fast, improving both boot times and application opening times.
  • Any laptop a couple of years old will gain a lot of speed if you swap out the existing hard drive for one of these.
  • It all works well, with a very noticeable speed performance over my HDD.
  • Huge improvement on speed as you would expect and as i'm not a power user this drive is perfect for my needs.
  • The speed performance of these drives is pretty poor.
Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive
  • Install was easy and the write/read speed were very close to advertised speed.
  • It has read speeds of around 540 Mbps and will greatly improve you system speed. I have had users ask me what I done to their computers because it is so fast now.
  • The drive has great read and write speeds. The drive also fits within the drive bay as it should.
  • Reading/writing speed increased considerably for all my programs. I highly recommend.
  • This really gave my old PC a boost as far as speed and storage capacity.
Size & Weight
0.28 in.
0.28 in.
3.94 in.
3.94 in.
2.75 in.
2.75 in.
3.03 oz.
1.59 oz.
Form Factor
Memory Chip Type
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit
AES 256-bit
Runs silent and cool, Maximizes your computer investment, Makes your system more responsive
Dynamic Thermal Guard Protection, End-to-end Integration Solution, Improved Energy Efficiency, Guaranteed Endurance and reliability, Enhanced RAPID mode
What customers say about "Features"
Kingston V300 120GB Solid State Drive
  • Improve battery life on laptops and also because it has no moving parts it it isn't vulnerable to damage from knocks and bumps.
  • Probably one of the best upgrades to a laptop computer is converting and installing a Solid State Drive.
  • Easy to install and really fast to load windows 10.
  • Set up easily, no complaints during installation or use.
  • My only wish is that Kingston would create their own migration software, like samsung magician, rather than using acronis.
Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive
  • Uses normal SATA III interface and was recognized by computer with no problem.
  • If your system supports SATA 3 only, you won't be disappointed with this; I personally bought a few, and never had an issue with any of them.
  • Very fast SSD and offers 256-bit encryption, I cannot find a better SSD than this one.
  • The 32-layer 3D VNAND flash memory ensures reliable performance, and AES 256-bit encryption keeps my data private.
  • No reduction in start-up time. Still takes about 20-ish seconds. Not bad, but I don't understand why there isn't at least a little improvement.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
5 year(s)

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